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buddhism terms

QuestionAnswer
sadhu holy man
middle way between 2 extems, luxury and denial
four signs old man, dead man, sick man, holy man
samsara cycle of birth, craving, death, rebirth
nirvana ultimate reality, buddhist notion of transcendece (state of no desire)
karma cause+effect
buddha`s questions life - endless cycle of loss and suffering, why and what can we do about it
earth touching gesture acknowledging the importance of material world
lotus enlightened mind
syncretism hindu gods bless Buddha and beg him to teach for the sake of humanity
4 noble truths suffering is inherent and unavoidable suffering is caused by attachment way out of suffering is to let go of attachment you can let go attachment
The eight-fold path right understanding, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right wisdom
3 characteristics of existence always changing, no self, inherently unsatisfying or flawed
5 precepts do not kill, do not steal, do not lie, no sexual misconduct, no intoxication
theraveda(Ancient Teachings) emphasis - wisdom goal - individual liberation method - monastic practice
mahayana (Great Vehicle) emphasis - wisdom and compassion goal - to assist others in attaining enlightenment method - compassionate engagement in the world
vajrayana (diamond path) emphasis - wisdom, compassion goal - to attain enligtement in one lifetime
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